Friday, 13 October 2017

TODAY'S KALAM How to stay healthy despite working night shifts

Working the Night Shift? How to Cope?


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From: Sreenivasa Prasad Rao Sarvaraju
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:17 AM
Subject: How to stay healthy despite working night shifts

At home

Have dinner at least 3 hours before the shift begins.
Reason: In 3-4 hours, the food is almost digested, even a reasonably heavy meal, so there’s less chance of you feeling heavy or drowsy.

After returning from work don’t jump into bed immediately. Sit and relax for a half hour, watch TV or read a book before going to sleep.
Reason: Your body needs some time to get into comfort mode; plus it will also give your body-clock some time to adjust.

Draw the curtains, shut out all light from the room before sleeping.
Reason: Most people’s bodies are programmed to stay awake during daytime; so sleep doesn’t come easily in the mornings.

A slightly audible drone in the room, like that of a whirring fan or the ac, can help induce deeper sleep.

Switch off your mobile phone and tell the family not to disturb you for 6 or 8 straight hours.
Reason: you require at least 3 to 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep to allow the body to be fully refreshed and recharged for another day’s work.

Soon after waking, go out for a brisk walk of about 30 minutes, everyday.
Reason: Brisk walking is known to boost your metabolism, recharge your lungs. Make it your staple dose of daily exercise

At work

Restrict yourself to 2 or maximum 3 meals, none of which should be heavy. Remember these keywords: “High-fiber, Low-sugar, High-protein Low-fat’
Reason: Heavy meals, especially comprising high-fat foods like cheese, egg-yolk, red-meat, foods cooked/fried in fatty oils will tend to make you sluggish. Sugary foods/beverages will unnecessarily pile on the bulge as you get less exercise
 (unless you’re a cop or a nurse on night duty).



Thanks & Regards
S. Sreenivasa Prasad Rao

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